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  • Should the UC define anti-Semitism? No, protect free speech

    June 24, 2015 | 3:44 pm

    Should a major university system have a particular definition of anti-Semitism?

    That’s what is being asked of the University of California’s Board of Regents. Two dozen groups, led by the AMCHA Initiative, want the regents to adopt the definition used by the U.S Department of...

  • Should the UC define anti-Semitism? Yes, adopt the State Dept. version

    June 24, 2015 | 3:27 pm

    Dear Honorable Members of the University of California Board of Regents:

    We are 32 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of supporters who are deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of Jewish students at the University of California. In light of the alarming...

  • UC President Janet Napolitano wants UC to regard some anti-Israel views as anti-Semitic

    By Jared Sichel

    May 21, 2015 | 12:11 pm

    On the final day of a meeting in San Francisco among the University of California’s Board of Regents, UC President Janet Napolitano said in a radio interview with 90.9 WBUR in Boston that her “personal view” is that the UC should adopt the State Department’s definition of...

  • Student committee votes 10-0 to delay confirmation of Jewish UCLA student to Board of Regents

    By Jared Sichel

    July 4, 2014 | 12:48 am

    A group that represents the University of California’s student body further highlighted how this state has become the flashpoint for the Israeli-Palestinian debate on American campuses when it requested that the powerful UC Board of Regents delay its confirmation of Avi Oved, a...

  • Calif. board votes in student leader of BDS movement as regent

    July 17, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    A student leader in the anti-Israel divestment campaign at the University of California, Berkeley, was elected to serve on the University of California system’s Board of Regents.

    Sadia Saifuddin, a student senator at Berkeley, was voted in by the board on Wednesday as a regent...

  • UC Regents nominee supports BDS

    By Tom Tugend

    June 13, 2013 | 4:25 pm

    Sadia Saifuddin, a junior at UC Berkeley, has been nominated to become a student member of the powerful University of California Board of Regents, the governing body that determines policies for the 10-campus system.

    Saifuddin’s nomination has won warm praise from fellow students...

  • Mark Yudof on Jews, Israel and his UC presidency

    By Tom Tugend

    April 18, 2013 | 11:57 am

    When Mark G. Yudof arrived at University of California headquarters in Oakland in 2008 to take over as president of the 10-campus system, among the problems awaiting him were charges that administrators on the Irvine campus were not protecting Jewish students against hate speech...